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Facebook denies rumor of branded HTC smartphones

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Jan 2011 19:17 User comments (1)

Facebook denies rumor of branded HTC smartphones Yesterday we reported that HTC was ready to unveil two Facebook-branded smartphones next month.
Today, the social networking giant has denied the rumor, saying there is no planned smartphone tie-ins coming.

Says head of business development at Facebook, Dan Rose (via Reuters):

This is really just another example of a manufacturer who has taken our public APIs (application programming interfaces) and integrated them into their device in an interesting way.

The rumours around there being something more to this HTC device are overblown.


When asked whether the devices would be "Facebook-branded," Rose flat out replied, "No."

The company says 250 million of its 500 million users actively access the site via mobile devices.

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127.1.2011 23:13

Well their strong denial pretty much means there will be a facebook phone coming out soon if not by HTC then with someone else. This crap seems to happen all the time. Why not fess up to the rumors already and admit it. Sony especially is guilty of this. Rumors of a Playstation phone? True afer all, a PSP2? true as well. Very rarely do rumors like these seem to be false. It's getting pretty old and predictable if you ask me.

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